'He takes time away from us to go to war,' third-grader says of his dad as Super Citizens are honored
MOBILE, Alabama – More than 300 third-graders graduated from the Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super Citizen program today, with each class nominating their own hero as a Super Citizen.
The children recognized 21 grown-ups as Super Citizens. They ranged from Girl Scout troop volunteers to custodians, from their school registrar to Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek.
Nazir Hodges and his third-grade class at Fonde Elementary nominated his father, Marine Staff Sergeant Isom Hodges, who has served in Africa and Libya.
“I am so proud he takes time away from us to go to war,” Nazir said as he stood next to his father, in full uniform, on stage during the ceremony at Davidson High School. Read more here.
Belsaw-Mt Vernon putting iPads to good use
Belsaw-Mt. Vernon School has 20 new iPads, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council.
Principal Angie Brown said the school in rural northwest Mobile County is already putting those iPads to good use.
With 197 students, the school is able to pass the iPads around so that every student gets to use them.
In the mornings, elementary students use them to perform class activities.
Fifth-graders recently researched art and sculptures from the Renaissance on the iPads. Read more here.
MCPSS ready to "Stuff the Bus" with toys
The Mobile County Public School System is partnering with WKRG Channel 5 to make the holidays happier for needy children.
We are asking students, teachers and other system employees to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate as part of WKRG’s Great Toy Drive.
We hope to STUFF THE BUS (actually, two buses) full of toys.
Please bring a toy to your school between now and Dec. 13.The following week, our two “It Starts With Us” buses will head out to different schools to collect the toys. Read more here.
Mobile County passes L.A. and D.C. with Facebook likes; next target is Denver
As we near 7,000 Facebook likes, Mobile County Public Schools have surpassed the much larger school districts of Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
In our quest to become the most liked school system in the country on Facebook, we need about 380 likes to pass Denver.
Eventually, we'd like to catch up to New York. Click here to like the Mobile County Public Schools Facebook page.